You should if you’re an advocate who desires nothing more than a fair shake for people with disabilities.
Things like equitable treatment, employment ,accessible housing and transportation, benefits and health services, products and supplies, personal independence and a place in our society
A collaboration of two business owners with disabilities, Deborah Davis, owner of PUSHLivingPhotos.com and Tim Cox of Tim Cox Designs, was formed based on the need to provide a resource for all those who ever hit the search bar on a stock image site for “wheelchair” or “disability.”
She needed one that provided her with the flexibility to be able to install it almost anywhere in the home so chose a Stiltz Home Elevator. It was not only attractive but also practical with a small footprint of less than seven square feet and it did not use hydraulics. Stiltz also do a wheelchair lift.
To some people, this may not seem like a big deal. What’s the problem with being allowed to bring one of your best friends with you everywhere? Unfortunately, it’s a huge problem. Every legitimate service animal has been evaluated, and will continue to be evaluated to make sure that it is suitable to be out in public where you may experience large crowds, loud noises, and a huge list of distractions. A lot of average pets can be easily scared by many of those things, which can also mean aggression and violent behavior. That is not safe at all for the public, and especially not safe for service animals.
It is inevitable that everyone in their lifetime will get sick, old and in need of healthcare. The fact that we have private health insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies profiting off of our illnesses is outrageous. Insurance is supposed to be for things that MIGHT happen. With 100% certainty, every American will get sick and old. There is no might about it. But as long as we have big money in politics with big pharma and the private health insurance lobby being in the pocket of our politicians, we will never see the end of corporations profiting from the most vulnerable among us.
This world is not fully accessible to me. However, that should not impede me from trying to participate fully in life. So what can be done about this guilt? I am trying to make it a daily practice, to ask for the things I need and reasoning with myself why it is necessary and why I should not feel bad about it. I should not feel bad about asking to use one of the three accessible spaces in a bar so that I can hang out with my friends on the same level. An inaccessible space is not something that I created; I am merely trying to exist in it the best way that I can.